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£25,000 donated to four Guernsey charities

Bright Beginnings, The Lihou Trust, Les Cotils and the Stay Connected project have all now had grants approved.

Four charities in Guernsey will benefit from a share of £25,000.

The money has come from the Covid-19 Community Charity Appeal, which islanders have been donating to since it was set up in April.

Bright Beginnings, The Lihou Trust, Les Cotils and the Stay Connected project have all now had grants approved.

£8,624
Has been donated to Bright Beginnings.

The money will go towards key worker salary costs so work to support families can continue.

£7,000
Has been donated to The Lihou Trust.

The money will go towards the Lihou Warden's salary. The Trust works to provide educational and recreational opportunities for children and adults. It has had to cancel planned stays on the island and has seen a significant drop in its normal income because of the pandemic.

£5,000
Has been donated to Les Cotils.

The charity supports families who have been worst hit by the coronavirus crisis through its ‘Food for Families Project’.

The money will help to continue the support provided to 80 families in Guernsey, who receive home cooked meals.

£5,000
Has been donated to the Stay Connected project.

The project has partnered with local businesses and groups to provide technological devices, WiFi and data for older islanders and those who live with a disability or underlying health condition.

Over 200 devices have been used to help keep families and friends connected throughout the pandemic.

The Social Investment Fund says it has received several applications from charities and will be awarding more grants soon.

Each of these charities and projects meets the aims of our Appeal, which is to support those who are actively helping to respond to the pandemic, or who have found funding for their essential services severely restricted because of it.

We’re still welcoming donations to the Appeal which has now raised more than £144,000 – the more donations we receive, the better we are able to assist those charities supporting our Bailiwick community.

– Stephen Jones, OBE, Chair of the Social Investment Fund Jurat

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